#26 – Kale Clague, LD – Brandon, WHL

TSN – #30
Central Scouting – #27 NAS
ISS – #39
Craig Button – #55
McKeens – #40
THN – #39

POTENTIAL : Middle Pairing D-Man
CEILING: #3 Defenseman
FLOOR: #6 Defenseman

I really like Kale Clague and the way he sees the ice and distributes the puck. I realize he’s not the biggest player out there but he’s got a lot of smarts and that can go a long way. This is another player that’s going to need to fill-out but with this kind of pick, time is on your side and he can be brought along slowly and developed properly. If he’s able to get bigger and stronger, I think he can be a really good defenseman in the mold of an Andy Greene. He may never reach that level but I think he can get close if all goes well. With this type of player, I think it’s imperative that he gets the proper time in the junior ranks + AHL to grow into his frame and would likely only be ready when he’s 22 or 23.


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